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Smoking vocabulary

TermDefinition
Nicotine A potent stimulant found in nightshade family of plants
Smokeless Tabacco Tobacco that is chewed rather than smoked by the user
Chronic bronchitis Inflammation and swelling of the lining of the airways
Emphysma Conditions in which the air sacs of the lungs are damaged and enlarged
Tobacco a preparation of the nicotine- rich leaves of an american plant
Carcinogens A substance capable of causing cancer in the liver
Tar A dark, thick, flammable liquid distilled from wood or coal, consisting of a mixture of hydrocarbons.
Carbon Monoxide A colorless, odorless toxic flammable gas formed by incomplete combustion of carbon.
Leukoplacia A mucous membrane disorder characterized by white patches
Passive smoke Inhaling of a cigarette or cigar
E-Cigarette A handheld electronic device that tries to create the feeling of tobacco smoking
Vapor A substance diffused into the air, especially one normally liquid or solid
Mainstream smoke Tobacco smoke that is exhaled by smokers. Mainstream smoke can be a form of secondhand smoke
Side stream smoke Smoke that passes from a cigarette into the surrounding air, rather than into the smokers lungs
Nicotine withdrawal A group of symptoms that occur in the first few weeks upon the abrupt discontinuation of intake of nicotine
Nicotine substitutes A medically approved way to take nicotine by means other than tobacco
Created by: 104844